Goats are land-based neutral Mobs. If provoked, they will try to butt the player using their horns. Males have larger horns than the Female Goats, and while Females can be milked, Males cannot, and if the player tries to milk a Male Goat it will start charging at the player with its horns. A Goat will follow the player if the player holds any edible item in hand. Goats can also be led around on leads, but the goat may eat the lead if the lead breaks.
Goats come in a range of colors and drop Leather when killed. There have been reports of goats actually changing colors, too!
Goats can be tamed by feeding them wheat or any other edible item. The Goat will then be able to be named. To change the Goat's name at a later date, it is possible to right-click on it when holding a Book or a Medallion. To heal a hurt Goat, it can be fed any edible item.
- Male Goats will fight between themselves, but always stop before one of them dies. This is characterised by the Goats lowering their heads, raising their tails and charging at each other.
- Goats are also omnivorous and will eat ANY items that are dropped near them, including diamonds, meaning that if a player dies next to a Goat, they may lose almost everything that was in their inventory. It is advised to keep goats away for the safety of items in the player's inventory.